Bella Thorne Just Got Hella Real With A Fan About Being Bisexual
23 September 2016, 11:57 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:15
THIS is how you teach someone about sexuality.
As you may or may not know, Bella Thorne recently came out as bisexual in the chillest way possible. The majority of her fans were super supportive but some have had a few questions for the star.
Of course, Bella doesn't owe anyone an explanation about her private life but that doesn't mean she is opposed to sharing some info that might help people understand her a little better.
One twitter user posed the following question to her, prompting a very important conversation about sexuality.
A couple of things are wrong with the question.
First being that the OP assumes Bella's sex life is any of his business. The second problem is that, like a lot of others, he assumes that to be gay or bi, you have to have had intercourse with someone of the same sex. Also very not true.
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Fans were quick to point out that fact.
@bellathorne @jeffhightower ur actually silly if you think you can't be gay or bi until you've been sexual with someone of the same sex— Megan Puleri (@MeganJPuleri) September 22, 2016
@bellathorne @jeffhightower and that right there is the issue of over-sexualizing gay lesbian and bi ppl— Megan Puleri (@MeganJPuleri) September 22, 2016
@bellathorne @jeffhightower how can straight people be straight if they're still virgins?— brianna. (@notevenloaded) September 21, 2016
The OP quickly realized that there had been an error in his thinking and admitted that he was still learning.
@Frankie_Harper9 @bellathorne I am understanding that now. The internet has been helpful in letting me know that. Thank you also.— Hornet (@jeffhightower) September 21, 2016
This sparked a very important conversation but it's important that we keep having it as often as we can.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people are constantly having their entire existence boiled down to who they're sleeping with and whether or not they've "tried" being with the opposite sex.
Pssst: Sexuality exists on a spectrum. Pass it on.
Meanwhile, well done to Bella and her fans for respectfully helping someone understand this not-so-complex but often misunderstood issue.